A couple weeks ago I started the Fashion Industry Essentials online certificate program offered by Teen Vogue and Parsons School of Design. It’s been a lot of work between the online lessons and assignments and working two jobs, but it has been a lot of fun! The second course focuses on design and I feel way out of my league in that area as I have never made any article of clothing before, but in a week’s time I will have made my first blouse! It may not be sewn, possibly taped together, but I will create something that at least resembles a blouse…fingers crossed!!

One of my assignments today tasked me with creating an inspiration explosion. Basically I ran around and grabbed items in my apartment that I was drawn to and then arranged those items into my inspiration display. I actually quite enjoyed the activity and this was what I came up with.

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I’m inspired by so many things and having them all in one place just made me so happy inside. I know that sounds cheesy, but whatever it’s true!!

If you’re interested in applying, check out their website here!


My affinity for rainbows continues…with this insane Missoni-esqe top from the 90s! I found this vintage item from Shop Exile on Etsy. Honestly if you’ve never been on Etsy you should really check it out. There are some amazing clothing stores and brands on their site, not to mention amazing vintage pieces!! I can spend hours sifting through vintage dresses on their app. My fiancé tends to get mad at me because I’ll pretend to listen to him, but really I’m just shopping on Etsy — oops! Hehe.

This top is one of my absolute favorite vintage finds because of all the colors!! I have always loved rainbows and though rainbow-hued attire may not seem super “mature,” I think it is possible to work it into a sophisticated and stylish outfit. I mean look at some of the big name designers like Valentino and Chanel who have incorporated rainbow looks into their collections!

I went with the 70s vibe for this outfit, pairing the top with my new skirt from ASOS (yes I did get my hands on some of those skirts I was lusting after in a previous post) and my black boots. And I have to say, I really liked this look!

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Top — Shop Exile on Etsy

Skirt — ASOS

Boots — Jeffrey Campbell via Urban Outfitters (similar here and here)

Watch — Vintage


I would definitely say that my style is simple. Simple as in I tend to go with the less is more attitude. However, I love prints — especially florals — which usually make it look as if there is more going on in the outfit. Yet there are still some days when all I want to do is NOT wear prints. I opted for an all white/cream look instead and I have to say I totally dig this look! Not only did I feel like a million bucks, but the outfit was super comfortable too which is always a plus!

Oh and sorry for the lack of posts lately!! I recently started two new jobs — one at Anthropologie and one at DeNada where I had interned last year!! I’m really loving both of them, but I work at least six days every week so I’ve been very busy. But I’m going to try and get back on track!

Much love,


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Top — Forever 21

Pants — J.Jill

Shoes — Franco Sarto via DSW

Watch — Vintage


I have been in the need of new skirts lately and decided to check out ASOS, since I hadn’t been on their site for nearly a month (that’s a loooong time for me). I tend to check out my go-to fashion sites several times a week to see what new goodies they get in stock. It’s a major problem of mine because it inevitably leads to me wanting to buy more and more! Honestly I’m out of room in my closet so I don’t even know where any new stuff would go, but yet the search continues.

While looking through the new items, I realized that 70s style is on-trend again. I mean, check out these skirts from ASOS, these pieces from Zara and even the new Reformation collection. Hey I’m not complaining. I can’t say I was always a fan of 70s,  but I find myself drawn to this style. And guess what makes these styles even better?! Go ahead guess…….they come in fall hues!! Ahh and I just posted about my love of fall colors so I am beyond excited and cannot wait to get my hands on some of these 70s-style goodies!

Just look at all that denim and suede. Those materials scream fall and 70s! Feel free to pair these items with a peasant top or some chunky clog sandals (a la Charlotte Stone) to keep with with the 70s trend!

ref fall 6
Reformation Brea Dress — $268
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Boohoo Button Through A-Line Skirt — $35
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Zara Flared Jeans — $69.90
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Reformation Rochelle Dress — $98
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ASOS Denim A-Line Skirt with Zip Front — $47
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Reformation Sylvania Jumpsuit — $198
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ASOS A-Line Mini Skirt with Scallop Hem — $36
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Zara Suede Dress — $99.90
ref fall 3
Reformation Winfield Dress — $198
ref fall 8
Vero Moda Suedette Zip Front Skirt — $47
ref fall 13
Zara Suede Effect Skirt — $69.90
ref fall 2
Reformation Rosetta Dress — $218
ref fall 7
Fashion Union Denim Mini Button Through Skirt — $51
ref fall 1
Reformation Debbie Skirt — $158
ref fall 12
Zara Leather Skirt — $99.90



As much as I love the warmer weather and laying out by the pool, I am ready for fall. I’m ready for cool breezes and chunky sweaters. I’m ready for tights and booties. And I’m ready for fall colors — burnt orange, mustard, neutrals!! Burnt orange is by far my favorite color and I’m so excited to bring it out!! I mean I do wear it year round — I’m not one to wear specific colors only during certain times of the year — but burnt orange just screams fall!

Sorry for the picture overload. I was just too excited for the new season and couldn’t pick just a couple pictures! I loved them all!

“Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature has been saving up all year for the grand finale.”

— Lauren DeStefano

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These photos are not my own.